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Author Nimmrichter, Stefan,
Title Macroscopic matter wave interferometry / Stefan Nimmrichter.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2014.

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Author Nimmrichter, Stefan,
Series Springer Theses, 2190-5053
Springer theses. 2190-5053
Subject Interferometry.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 279 pages) : illustrations (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Note "Doctoral thesis accepted by the University of Vienna, Austria."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Interaction of Polarizable Particles with Light -- Near-Field Interference Techniques with Heavy Molecules and Nanoclusters -- Classicalization and the Macroscopicity of Quantum Superposition States.
Summary Matter‐wave interferometry is a promising and successful way to explore truly macroscopic quantum phenomena and probe the validity of quantum theory at the borderline to the classic world. Indeed, we may soon witness quantum superpositions with nano to micrometer-sized objects. Yet, venturing deeper into the macroscopic domain is not only an experimental but also a theoretical endeavour: new interferometers must be conceived, sources of noise and decoherence identified, size effects understood, and possible modifications of the theory taken into account. This thesis provides the theoretical background to recent advances in molecule and nanoparticle interferometry. In addition, it contains a physical and objective method to assess the degree of macroscopicity of such experiments, ranking them among other macroscopic quantum superposition phenomena.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 25, 2014).
ISBN 9783319070971 (electronic bk.)
3319070975 (electronic bk.)
3319070967 (print)
9783319070964 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-07097-1
OCLC # 881715494
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319070964

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